365 Queen Anne Road
Recently I got a phone call from Vasili Mastrokostas, who’s food I remembered fondly from A Taste of Greece, a literal hole-in-the-wall takeout place serving homestyle Greek food in River Edge that has but 4 little tables. “Come to my new place in Teaneck!” Vasili said, “It’s bigger, it’s nicer!”. So of course, knowing full well the quality of food this guy was known for in his previous restaurant, I had to go.
Storefront on Queen Anne road. While there isn’t much parking up front, be sure to go around the back of the restaurant (in the CVS lot) to park, where there’s plenty of space and a rear entrance.
Homestyle Greek food awaits in Teaneck. “Click on the Read the rest of this entry link” below for more.
I really like what Vasili has done with his place — its an intimate BYOB Greek restaurant, which feels like just the sort of local place you’d find in the Mediterranean. Vasili’s also has a deck in the back of the restaurant where he plans to have outdoor tables when the weather gets nicer — sounds like a prime spot for spring.
A plate of assorted Mezze, cold appetizers served with toasted bread. From six o’clock — Feta Cheese dip, made with real sharp imported Greek feta. Revithosalata (right), also known as Hummus. Tzatziki garlic and cucumber dip (top) made with Greek Yogurt, Eggplant Feta Cheese salad (left) and Taramosalata caviar dip (bottom)
A very savory spiced lentil soup, excellent.
Avgolegmono, chicken/lemon and rice soup thickened with egg. Nice and creamy with a buttery taste. I had to force myself to not finish this.
A plate of mixed appetizers — Keftedes (Meatballs) , Loukanikou sausage and sauteed calve’s liver.
A platter of mixed Souvlakia — Beef Gyro, Pork Gyro (made on premises) and Lamb Souvlaki.
Rachel’s whole grilled Porgy with Greek Olive Oil.
Peas and Zucchini, sauteed in Greek Olive oil and seasoned with Greek spices,
Horta, sauteed Dandelion Greens.
Baklava, baked on premises.
Galactoboreko, a fresh milk custard pastry.